HAROLD AMOS was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey. He graduated first in his class from Camden High School in 1936. After graduating from Springfield University in 1941, Harold Amos served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, he completed his education, receiving his M.A. from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. from the same institution in 1952.
Over the 41 years Dr. Amos became world renown in the scientific community as a microbiologist and as an educator at Harvard.
Dr. Amos died in Boston on 26 February 2003, shortly after suffering a stroke.